As much as people try to put on a good face in public, many of them have idiosyncratic behavior–like involuntary foot-tapping–they are ashamed of having.
Some folks, however, are not as self-aware.
These individuals could care less about other people and they act like the world is their nasty, unkempt, malodorous, living room.
Curious to hear examples of gross behavior, Redditor Dazzling_Age_4795 asked:
"What's the most disgusting bad habit?"
No one wants to see it, yet, here we are.
"Taking a dump and then not flushing in public toilets."
"I work in reception in a dental office, our Covid protocols included having wipe down the bathroom after each person. The amount of pee I’ve had to wipe off the seat and floor is absolutely disgusting. People are pigs- wipe the damn seat if your aim is that awful!!! They knew too, the intense stare down I gave them when exiting the bathroom, oh they knew."
Lazy Pet Owners
"Dog poop ( living in holland ) drives me crazy how much is just lying around. Disguisting habit for dog owners to just not care to clean it up. Which is in fact mandatory but hey... if no one sees it, its not a crime."
"People who don’t pick up their dog’s poop don’t deserve to have a dog. I also hate seeing bags of dog sh*t left on the ground. Like why bag it and just leave it there? It’s actually better for the environment if you don’t put it in the bag, lazy."
The Gross Collection
"Keeping your booger wall in plain sight where guests can see it."
"I once saw a person picking their ear and eating the wax. That sh*ts even worse then picking and eating out of your nose."
Finger Lickin' Good
"This question came up once with several highschool friends many years ago when I was a junior and a girl in my class wouldn't tell me a really specific one that she had seen, but told me to keep a close eye on another girl in our class. This other girl was decently popular and on the drill team so I was very curious but I didn't really have any classes with her. At the next pep rally, I decided to keep an eye on her since the drill team was on the court. The whole drill team sat off to the side while a coach was speaking and I notice that girl fidgeting with her hands in front of her. As I looked more closely, I watched her glance around to make sure no one saw, and proceed to squeeze a chest pimple and scoot the whitehead to her mouth!!! If that wasn't sick enough, SHE KEPT SWIPING THE CRUD COMING OUT AND LICKING IT OFF HER FINGER! She wasn't super obvious about it and she obviously thought no one was looking or paying attention. I was nearly gagging audibly! I just couldn't look at her the same after that."
Those without any concept of having respect for their environment are very telling of the type of person they are.
Trashing The Place
"Those folk who buy cigarettes and casually walk around unwrapping and dropping plastic as they go... God I hate those guys."
Driving Smokers Suck
"People smoking while driving seem to almost always throw their cigarette butt out the window without a care in the world."
"Writing with sh*t in public toilet wall stall."
And those who don't have any respect for others in public got majorly slammed.
"Not sure if it's a 'habit', per se, but those people that have their phones on speaker ALL THE WAY UP casually talking on the train, in the grocery store, and in restaurants. I do not want to hear about your mother's bunion."
"Dude for real. I go to the library every once in a while for some quiet time.. the number of people who talk on their phone is ridiculous. Half the time if you go up to them and ask if they could be quieter or take it to the lobby they act like you're the rude one."
Clogging The Shower
"Taking a sh*t in the shower and pushing it into the drain... I knew people who did that, safe to say I don't anymore."
A Crappy Confession
"I’ve got to be honest, I farted once and a nugget, maybe the size of a pickled onion, fell out whilst I was taking a shower. As the particular bathroom I was in had the toilet in a separate room I decided the safest option for me was to squish the turd into the drain with my foot."
"I’m not proud but sometimes it has to be done."
"For clarity, I do not condone purposely dropping a full sh*t in the shower."
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Germy COVID Hands
"Not washing hands after using the bathroom, especially in public. Like at a restaurant."
"Sneezing or coughing without covering your mouth. My classmate did that once and it was so disgusting 😭"
Look, I know we all have our quirks, but I'm just not a nail-chewing and booger-flicking stan.
It's not like people with these habits are deliberately trying to inconvenience my life. But...they are.
I don't need to be stepping on nail remnants and dried-up balls of nose mucus with my barefeet.
So, what gross habits and/or behavior really gets your blood boiling?
A doctor is never a person you really want to see.
Attending doctor's appointments can be an anxiety-inducing experience for many of us.
Even if it's just a run-of-the-mill check-up, no one really wants to be there.
So why should people in the medical field feel any different than the rest of us?
After all, doctors make the worst patients.
Redditor Still-Tangerine2782 wanted to hear from all the healthcare workers out there.
"Doctors of reddit, what’s it like when you go in for a doctors appointment? Do you and your doctor discuss what’s wrong with you like it’s a group project? Do you not go at all because you’re your own doctor?"
Sounds like it's time for the medics to take their own medicine.
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"My mom's a GP and she usually just self diagnoses most of the time but will sometimes get a second opinion. She doesn't really go to another doctor, just calls them to ask about stuff. Her contacts are filled with all kinds of doctors. It's like a secret underground community. For stuff like getting ultrasounds etc, then yes they do discuss stuff like it's a group project."
The Internal Monologue...
"I was at a lecture a couple of years ago, performed by two doctors who’d undergone treatment for breast cancer and written a book about it together. I remember her talking about her diagnosis. She was a breast cancer surgeon herself, you couldn’t make it up."
"She walked into the room, saw her own scans with the doctor and her heart dropped, she barely heard a word he said because she couldn’t stop the flood of information she was getting. Looking at the scan she knew if she’d need surgery, chemo, radiotherapy, how long it would be, what her estimated survival was."
"I don’t think they discussed it like a group project, but I suppose she couldn’t stop herself from listening to her own internal monologue since it was her own field. I remember her saying she’d found it, in hindsight, an incredible learning opportunity regarding how to interact with patients, and that she thought about it a lot."
"It depends on what I'm going in for. As a background, I'm an oncologist so I've trained in internal medicine before. For most internal medicine type stuff, I don't bother going in unless I need something that I can't easily get for myself (e.g. labs or images). For specialty stuff I wasn't trained in, I go in and try to give them the best history I can, but let them do their own thing."
30 seconds flat...
"I don't get involved in the management. I let the Doctor seeing me lead that, unless they missed something huge and i would just double check. The main difference is i can present the whole history and relevant info in about 30 seconds flat and the doctor with that info can just give me the management plan in about the same time. Fastest consultations ever. Very methodical."
I Stay Away
"Doctor here. In general, we are not good about going to the doctor."
"For me it’s physicals about half as often as recommended and that time I had strep a year and a half ago that didn’t resolve with 'whatever antibiotics I had in my medicine cabinet.' When we do go in, it is like a group project. We usually hash things out together but ultimately I am going to defer to someone with more expertise than me in that area who can make an objective decision."
In general, none of us are good about the doctor. So I feel ya.
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"I was sat in in a consultation between two doctors with one needing an ultrasound. They knew each other through work already so it was very friendly and casual between the both of them. The patient doctor trying to figure out what was going on on the ultrasound screen and the doctor doctor was teaching him the bits he didn't know."
"Doctor here (neurologist)." I'm not good at going to the doctor. I don't go often but when I do I usually just STFU, especially if it's a field of medicine I have no idea about (like say... derm). That being said, the doctor usually knows I'm a physician as well, and so the language terms to be more technical. I also find that we practice less defensively with each other since we can be more open ('We could do ABC tests but honestly what you probably have is X so take this and if it doesn't get better then we can do ABC')."
"I hope you get some doctors in here to give personal answers. Paul Kalanithi did address this a bit in his book When Breath Becomes Air. At first in his cancer treatment he was very involved in the decision making and the way he described the conversation with his oncologist was more like a collaboration."
"Later, she reminded him that he didn't have to participate in the decision making and that he could just let her be the doctor and focus on himself. He ended up taking her up on this offer. So even between the same patient and doctor, the relationship varied."
"Dr here - it is a bit dependent on the field of medicine involved. For example I don't know much about neurological issues so if I went to see a neurologist I certainly wouldn't be chipping in. For more generic conditions I have previously offered my thoughts to my doctor about what it could be. Ultimately I still go to the doctor as they can prescribe drugs/order tests for me that would be difficult/questionable for me to do myself."
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"I always go to someone who don’t know me, and I wouldn’t say that I’m a doctor as well. On the other hand, my SO is a doctor too, and whenever we feel something we do discuss it like a group project in which he always refuse any treatment until his symptoms got to the very worst."
It can be quite the enlightening experience when the tables are flipping.
Any other medical professionals what to chime in? Let us know in the comments.
People Share The Best Examples Of 'The Laziest Person Will Find The Easiest Way To Do The Hardest Job'
There are 10 ways to do just about everything.
Or so they say.
Who among us hasn't figured out a shortcut to so many things people have been doing with more effort than necessary?
Lazy. Or genius?
It's a coin toss.
One thing is for sure...
Some people will always find a way.
Redditor lauvnoodles wanted to hear about the ways certain types of people get the job done, regardless of effort.
"Bill Gates said, 'I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.' What's a real-life example of this?"
Work smarter, not harder. That's what personal trainers say. Let's see...
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"I had a math teacher that actively encouraged his students to be as lazy as possible, defining lazy as actively searching for ways to do as minimal work as possible. His logic was that the way math is now, it could always be simplified and still work the same, someone just needs to be lazy enough to find that."
"I was working as a stockboy in a supermarket and when we had to fill the milk cooler people would bust open a 12 pack of milk cartons and put them in one by one. On my first day I just placed the 12 pack in the cooler and cut the plastic off on one side with my box cutter and yanked it from under it and the look of the store manager and the other employee who was training me was pure bewilderment. From that day everyone did it my way."
"Start of lockdown, my 9 year old son was having worksheets emailed to complete at home. One day, left him at the laptop doing his maths while I made some dinner with my 3 year old daughter. Walked into the living room with his dinner to find him asking the Alexa all of his maths questions."
"Worked as a laborer at a nursery one summer. Daily tasks included manually watering 15,000 plants each day. Put together a back of the napkin plan to build an irrigation system and spent the next few weeks building it with some money from the boss. That system is still running 15 years later and does all the work now."
"I did automate myself out of the job and had to find another eventually. Couple years later got my engineering degree. I’m convinced Engineers are inherently lazy people that will spend a disproportionate effort to make things easier."
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"The clerk was asked to bring 145 white papers into the office. He doesn't want to count the papers manually so he printed 145 blank sheets and took them in."
Is this lazy or GENIUS?! What a fine line.
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"I plug clocks in at midnight so they're already set."
"My brother in law spent a whole summer trying to figure out how to fix his sagging deck at the lake which he could in theory crawl under and jack it up. It would have been a tunneling project. It's a 60x60 area all long 2x6 boards. Massive."
"I sat there long enough with enough beers in me to come up with the idea of just cutting a square out of the sagging area about 3ft x 3ft, jacking it up then re-screwing down the boards."
"He paints the thing every spring with a roller anyhow so it's not like the square cut shows up. He thought I was a genius. I was just lazy."
"We had to hold a thermometer in water in chemistry class. It probably was only 20 minute experiment but your arms get tired after a couple minutes and you can’t let the thermometer touch the bottom of the pan or it won’t get an accurate reading. So instead of sucking it up and just holding the thermometer, my lab partner built a contraption out of lab books and paperclips to somehow hold the thermometer in the water without it touching bottom."
"It was the stupidest looking thing you would ever see in a lab class and our professor even walked over and said 'if it looks stupid, sounds stupid, but it works, then it isn’t stupid.' My lab partner and I joke that he wasn’t talking about the contraption but the intellect of my lab partner."
'Rock Me Gently'
"One of my favorite examples is Andy Kim. And I'd like to preface this by saying that I don't think Kim is lazy so much as a genius. Andrew Youakim was a singer/songwriter who became famous under the stage name Andy Kim. He achieved success writing songs for bands like the Archies, possibly most notably 'Sugar, Sugar.'"
"After his success he coasted for awhile until his record label dropped him for lack of output. At that point he created his own label and cranked out hits like 'Rock Me Gently.' When they saw this, the big record labels then bought his label under the assumption that they would then profit off of the songs he wrote and performed."
"He then very shortly stopped writing songs and largely lived off the sale of his label. Work smarter not harder."
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"Eating dinner out of the pot so there’s fewer dishes to wash."
"Not gonna lie, since this stay-at-home thing, I've been eating standing at my kitchen counter or stovetop. Single life is great sometimes."
I've learned so much today. I feel seen. Sometimes the minimum effort can have maximal results.
Do you have similar experiences to share? Let us know in the comments below.
Humans can't help it, curiosity is in our DNA.
It's especially heightened when we're told no.
Or something we can't have or do is described as "taboo, forbidden, or just because it would break a rule."
Now I'm sweating just thinking about all the things I wanna try, just cuz.
I'm just gonna do it.
Redditor rabengeieradlerstein wanted everyone to fess up about what scandalous things have always seemed too enticing.
"What forbidden thing do you want to do?"
If I know it's "forbidden"... count me in! Let's talk fun.
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"Pet all the animals at the zoo."
"The capybara and I are gonna kick it and have a good time."
"Go to a school or any communal building at midnight and wander around. Open every door and explore everything."
"I always love wandering around and simply being in the university building after a late event when nobody else (except the security guy) is there."
"I legit worked at a school just so I could know what was behind those forbidden doors."
"Go into all the doors marked 'employees only' and 'authorized personnel only.' I'm sure most of them are boring on the other side, but I want to know."
"Most of them are boring. But in the back of the goodwill stores is where they have the stuff they won't put out - heaps of silver tea sets, mummies, gold bars, vintage jeans, all the vintage vinyl records, 1960's vintage rock t-shirts, the holy grail, the ark of the covenant, pieces of the true cross, and rare coins."
People are Crazy
"Climb up the Pyramid in Egypt."
"We used to (obviously) be allowed, but we can't now cause someone had sex on it. And I think filmed it. At least that's what the guides told me when I went last year!"
"That's not true. Well it may be true that someone had sex on it. But the real reason is because it is extremely dangerous to climb the pyramids. Going up is fairly easy, however, going down is another story."
"There are no steps and the blocks are anywhere from 3 to 4 feet higher than the next. Descending means jumping that three foot drop 150 times. It's impossible to know if the stone you are jumping to is stable or has loose rocks on it. If you mess up, you will tumble all the way down. Many people have died from this."
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"Break in to the Vatican Vault."
"Now we’re talking! Let’s see all the goodies they got hidden up in there!"
"Tour area 51."
"You won't see anything mind blowing; it will all be sorta cool because military but kinda boring otherwise. But because you know that missing piece of the puzzle, that little detail of great value to someone who knows what it means with more context, suddenly you're extremely dangerous."
"Steal enough so that I never have to worry about money again."
"That's not forbidden it's called running for political office."
"This is it. No small time criminal behavior. Just one job that if pulled off, I’m set for life."
"There's this bridge near me that has like a walkway thing that runs underneath it for when it needs repairs and there are big signs everywhere saying authorized personnel only, but I know people go down there all the time. I just wanna go down and take some pictures cause I think the views would be really good, but I'm kind of a goody two shoes."
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"I've always wanted to hit someone around the face with a fresh salmon."
"Done this, and had it happen to me. My older bro and I grew up on our dad's salmon fishing boat in Alaska."
I'm onboard for all of this. Some rules are just to enticing to break.
Do you have similar law-bending desires? Let us know in the comments below.
I love true crime shows.
And fake crime shows.
I can't help it, and I know I'm not alone.
My favorite crime-fighting team is of course... "Buffy and her misfit Scooby gang."
But when dealing with more real-life crime and murder, there is one name on the top of my list.
Olivia Benson. First, last, and always!
Redditor PurpleFlower99 wanted everyone to share who from entertainment we would call if we ended up a corpse, because we know they'd find our killer. Or killers.
"Which fictional detective would you trust to solve your murder?"
Oh... I forgot the cast of Criminal Minds. I love you Reed!
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"Blanc took the time to talk kindly and respectfully to the victim's elderly mother. I would want someone that considerate in the room when my family got questioned."
"Dirk Gently, so the murder can be solved holistically."
"So true he’d figure it out in the weirdest way possible which is what I would want."
"Read the book. Yeah, the show didn’t do much for me either."
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"Give my case to the Nine-Nine."
"You’ve made a rookie mistake, it’s alright. But its actually… NINE-NINE !!"
"Hieronymus 'Harry' Bosch."
"There’s really no other answer. I’m convinced that anyone posting anything else simply hasn’t seen the show or read the books."
"Yeah, I am too unimportant for all those other detectives. Bosch would get it done regardless."
"Scrolled too far to see this. Harry Bosch without a doubt."
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"The only correct answer."
Peirot Forever! Never a dull moment.
The Classic Gang
"Scooby and those meddling kids."
"Velma is the only one even attempting to do what they were hired for and even then, she can only ever piece things together after the fact. She’s either a dunce or intentionally holding back her findings from the group (maybe moral reasons)."
"Fred is freaking around with stupid crap like 'traps,' Shaggy is blazing it up off screen with his dog and Daphne is basically scamming daddy out of money with her friends on their sham business."
"They’re basically a scam service that gets brought in to validate 'paranormal' insurance claims. But somehow, while they coast on free room and board comp’d by the insurer, gets those friendly locals insurance claim denied and charged with fraud."
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"I'd trust Columbo with my life, my death, and my mother's chili recipe."
"'Oh jeez, I shoulda thought of that.'"
"He'd solve it, and the murderer would get a severe beating, that's a win as far as I'm concerned."
"Hands down, the detective aspect of Batman is excellent when explored properly, like the time they gave us this majestic story: Batman Black & White: Perpetual MourningSpiderman."
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"Not just Spencer but the entire BAU."
"Thought I'm the only one who'd thought of this."
"You know how far I had to scroll to find this? He's the GOAT detective. Superhumanly smart."
Now that is quite a list of people I'd trust in my death. Avenge me.